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Type Surname (from location, from nickname & from given name)
Other Forms FormsBauer

Meaning & History

Swiss and North German variant of Bauer.
French: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with bur ‘dwelling’, ‘settlement’.
Czech: topographic name, from bur ‘pine wood’.
Czech: descriptive nickname from burý ‘dark’.

This surname also occurs frequently in Pennsylvania.
Added 6/26/2017 by TanorFaux